Follow Shakespeare’s childhood and early married years through the very rooms he lived in.
Your journey starts in the Shakespeare Centre. Explore how Shakespeare has been enjoyed and interpreted through the centuries.
High Season (30 Mar – 25 Oct 2020): 9am -5pm
Winter Season (1 Jan – 29 Mar 2020 & 26 Oct 2020 – 28 Mar 2021): 10am – 4pm
Experience the home environment that shaped Shakespeare’s early life and explore his father’s glove-making workshop. Meet the locals in Shakespeare’s Tavern, open for business once again!
Catch the resident actors bringing Shakespeare’s works to life. Make a request, or even join in!
High Season (30 Mar – 25 Oct 2020): 10am – 5pm
Winter Season (1 Jan – 29 Mar 2020 & 26 Oct 2020 – 28 Mar 2021): 11am – 4pm
Admire the luxurious Jacobean home of Shakespeare’s daughter Susanna and her husband Dr John Hall.
How the other half live
Explore the wealthy, luxurious home of Shakespeare’s daughter and her husband, Dr John Hall; Flemish painting and fine furniture.
A doctor’s paradise
Rest in the beautiful walled garden, a fragrant oasis of medicinal herbs.
Anne Hathaway’s Cottage
High Season (30 Mar – 25 Oct 2020): 9am – 5pm
Winter Season (1 Jan – 29 Mar 2020 & 26 Oct 2020 – 28 Mar 2021): 10am- 4pm
Savour the history of a 500 year old-thatched cottage and relive Shakespeare’s love story where he courted his bride-to-be, Anne Hathaway.
A House with history
Relive Shakespeare’s Tudor love story where he courted Anne his bride-to-be and see original furniture, including the Hathaway bed. Uncover five centuries of stories in this picturesque cottage and 13 generations of the family who lived there.
Woodland, orchards, listed gardens
Walking nine acres of grounds, every season holds something new. From the cottage garden bursting with life in spring, to sculpture and stunning autumn colours in the orchard.
Mary Arden’s Tudor Farm (open 14 March to 1 November 2020)
High Season (30 Mar – 25 Octr 2020): 10am – 5pm
Winter Season: Closed
Meet the animals, talk to the Tudors, explore the woods and try Tudor food in the café at Shakespeare’s mother’s farm.
Living Tudor Life
Meet the Tudors who run the farm just as Shakespeare’s mother would have done. You can see them prepare and eat their Tudor dinner every day.
Explore and Play
Enjoy the farmyard, playground and historic buildings. Play hide and seek in the willow tunnels, meet rare-breed animals.
A busy daily schedule
Falconry, geese-herding, Tudor Dinner, craft demonstrations, horse grooming, milking demonstrations…there’s so much to do!
Shakespeare’s New Place
High Season (30 March – 25 October 2020)
10am – 5pm
Winter Season (1 January – 29 March 2020 & 26 October 2020 – 28 March 2021)
10am – 4pm
Visit Stratford-Upon Avon’s newest and most exciting attraction. Enter through the Gatehouse where Shakespeare’s front door used to be, explore the site of his family home. Wander through beautiful gardens, including the restored Knot Garden with breath-taking new sculptures that bring his works to life. Discover a picture of his family life and the part he played in his home town in the brand new exhibition.
Drop off and pick up ONLY is provided in Windsor Street for Shakespeare’s Birthplace. It is also available at Anne Hathaway’s Cottage and Mary Arden’s Farm for operators bringing visitors to the Shakespeare Houses only. Further coach parking is available at Stratford Leisure Centre.
Average visit time:
Allow 1 hour to visit each house, except Mary Arden’s Farm, which is on a much larger site and can take two hours or more if wished.
Please note that on-site car parks will be closed half an hour after the last entry.
Vouchers can be redeemed at front of house at each of the Shakespeare Family Homes.
Children - Ages 3 -17
Under 3 - free of charge
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